Employment and Labor Laws: U.S. and Canadian Perspectives
Employment and Labor laws that cover all facets of the rights and duties of employers, labor unions and employees have always been different in each jurisdiction.
In the United States, unions represent less than seven percent of the private sector workforce, while in Canada, private sector unionization approaches 20% . Furthermore, labor and employment issues for most Canadian companies are mostly addressed at the provincial level rather than under national, federal law. That means that while Canadian laws are often seen as more ‘union (or individual employee) friendly’, the actual rules vary from one province to another.
Although the broad, topic outlines of Canadian laws often have comparators to United States' labor and employment law principles, there are always material, differences on how each jurisdiction administers and enforces them. For example, in many Canadian jurisdictions, “card based” certification is the rule. As well, “at will” jurisdictions do not exist in Canada. Every termination without cause requires that notice be paid.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will present to the audience an in-depth comparative analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in the Labor Laws of the United States and Canada.
Key topics include:
- Labor Laws: U.S. and Canadian Perspective
- Federal and Provincial Jurisdiction: U.S. and Canadian Trade Union Rights
- Certification by Cards alone and votes
- Unfair Labor Practices:
- Collective Agreements
- The Union’s Involvement In Regulating Marijuana in the Workplace
- Marijuana in the Workplace: Regulations and Legal Framework
- Union Strikes, Lockouts, and Replacement worker restrictions
- Employment Standards Legislation
- Drug testing and privacy
- Enforcement Mechanisms
SEGMENT 1: Shelley Brian Brown, Employment Lawyer
Steinberg Title Hope & Israel LLP
- Constitutional allocation
- No employment at will
- Individual employment contract
- Human rights and marijuana
SEGMENT 2: Jason Hanson, Chair – Employment and Labour Law
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
- Privacy landscape in Canada:
- Restrictive Covenants
Who Should Attend:
- Labor and Employment Lawyers
- Labor and Employment Counsel
- Employers and Employees
- Human Resource Personnel
- Corporate Executives
- Private and Public Companies
- Multinational Companies
Jason Hanson is Partner and Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Department.
Jason provides business solutions to employers and boards of directors on all areas of labour and employment law, including collective bargaining, union organizing campaigns, labor board hearings, collective agreement arbitrations, privatizations, restructurings, outsourcing, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, legislative compliance and privacy and data protection. He has represented employers before labour relations and employment tribunals and trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He also conducts investigations and works with employers in developing proactive employment policies and procedures. He defends corporate employers and individuals in health and safety prosecutions. Local, national and international businesses benefit from Jason’s deep and comprehensive experience grounded in his 30 year career with Osler. Jason is a former two-term elected member of Osler’s Executive Committee.
Jason Hanson is Partner and Chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s Employment and Labour Law Department. Jason provides business …
Shelley Brian Brown is an employment lawyer, specializing in employment law and employment related human rights law at Steinberg Title Hope & Israel LLP in Toronto. Prior to joining Steinberg Title he was legal counsel at the Prudential Insurance Company of America in Canada. He then became its Director of Human Resources and ultimately, Ethics Officer (Canadian Operations). In addition to numerous speaking engagements sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Shelley has spoken in Turkey to Canadian physicians/entrepreneurs as well as to classes at the University of Western Ontario and the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia (Ethics in the Canadian Context). He has also provided commentary in the media on Weed in the Workplace for publications including The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper and Canadian HR Reporter, the voice of Canadian HR Professionals, related to Marijuana and the Workplace. Shelley has two law degrees from McGill. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Labor and Employment Law from York University Osgoode Hall Law School.
Shelley Brian Brown is an employment lawyer, specializing in employment law and employment related human rights law at Steinberg Title …
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